I am our Clinical Negligence Associate Director and I head up our dedicated medical negligence team and deal exclusively with medical negligence claims. I qualified as a solicitor in 1997 specialising in both personal injury and clinical negligence litigation. Since qualifying, I have gained a Higher Diploma in personal injury law and I am a member of APIL (the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers).
I have a special interest in complex and high value brain injury cases, in particular those sustained by children at birth. My case load is made up of catastrophic injuries and many of which involve brain injury whether that be an acquired brain injury through a missed brain tumour, for example, or an injury caused at birth. I have recently settled a claim for a brain injured client who sustained a hypoxic brain injury due to a hospital delay in treating a bowel obstruction which led to cardiac arrest and the subsequent brain injury. Following negotiations, I achieved a settlement in excess of £8,000,000. During the claim, I was able to secure interim payments in order to fund rehabilitation in the form of physiotherapy and speech and language therapy. I also secured single level accommodation for my client as he was no longer able to manage stairs and had his property adapted for his ongoing needs. I also secured the services of a brain injury case manager to oversee a team of carers.
I excel at guiding brain injured clients and their families through a difficult time in order to achieve the right settlement and ensure that their future needs are met.